Annual lubrication meeting and exhibition going virtual
STLE's virtual annual meeting and exhibition will focus on many key topics for tribologists and lubrication experts.
The STLE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition — the lubrication industry’s most respected event for technical information, professional development and international networking opportunities — will be held May 17-20, 2021.
The four-day event will be hosted entirely online, leveraging a user-friendly, virtual platform that will safely provide attendees with a full conference experience — including daily keynote and plenary talks, live Q&A opportunities with academic and industry leaders, nearly 300 technical presentations, posters, virtual exhibits and a plethora of networking time with lubricant industry professionals.
“STLE’s Virtual Meeting & Exhibition offers participants a valuable and cost-effective online experience that fits today’s economic and health concerns,” said Edward P. Salek, CAE, STLE executive director in a press release. “The event will also allow us to resume celebratory activities surrounding STLE‘s 75th anniversary, which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
During the meeting and exhibition, many key areas at the forefront of tribological science will be addressed. All sessions and presentations will be recorded and archived on-demand, so registered attendees can watch them up to 90 days post-event. This year’s program features eight keynote and plenary presentations on timely topics and trends:
Monday, May 17 – Keynote Session
- “How Tribology Benefits Technology and Society” — presented by Said Jahanmir, Ph.D., assistant director for Federal Partnerships, The National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing
- “Inflection Point: A New Paradigm for Tribology Education” — presented by Mike Lovell, Ph.D., president, Marquette University
- “Advancing Tribology – How Will We Tackle the Next 75 Years?” — presented by Kathy Wahl, Ph.D., head of the Molecular Interfaces and Tribology Section, Naval Research Laboratory
Tuesday, May 18 – Keynote Session
- “Recent Additive Manufacturing Advancements at Boeing” — presented by Melissa Orme, Ph.D., vice president, Boeing Additive Manufacturing
Wednesday, May 19
- “Implant Materials in Arthroplasty” — presented by Amit Parikh, Ph.D., research manager, Smith & Nephew, Inc. (morning keynote session)
- “Hit the Right Notes with your Technical Presentation” — presented by Jack Zakarian, Ph.D., consultant, JAZTech Consulting LLC (afternoon plenary session)
Thursday, May 20
- “Tribology, Surface Science and Additive Manufacturing: Opportunities for a Symbiotic Relationship” — presented by Christopher B. Williams, Ph.D., professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech (morning keynote session)
- “Engine Icing Certification: Past, Present and Future” — presented by Jim MacLeod, Ph.D., group Leader, National Research Council Canada (afternoon plenary session)